This week in children's apps features The House That Went on Strike, a story of self-respect. Also this week is the first in a series of stories about characters whose real life stories start where they end. Finally, Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book brings the classic story of a yawn spread round the world to the App Store.
Publisher: Jumping Pages
Release date: July 23, 2012
Background: Former Congresswoman and Association of American Publishers CEO Pat Schroeder narrates this tale of a house and its appliances going on strike against its errant family in order to win their respect.
Features: Highlighted text
Title: Rounds: Franklin Frog
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Release date: August 8, 2012
Background: The first in a series of nonfiction apps based on circular characters whose real-life stories start where they end. This app follows the life cycle of a frog.
Features: Illustrated with only circles and divisions of circles, biology fun facts.
Title: Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
Release date: August 7, 2012
Background: This story follows one small yawn that spreads from bedroom to bedroom across the country until finally ninety-nine zillion, nine trillion and three Seussian creatures are sound asleep.
Features: Read to me, read it myself, and auto play modes, individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped, professional narration.